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This is also a great chance to introduce Picasso's Guernica,and its role in
history. You can use it for an integration on the buildup to WWII, not to
mention ethics, aesthetics, and the role of art in political activism.
Precisely because of their sensitivity to death and dying, middle schoolers may
welcome a unit on this topic. It will provide a forum for them to discuss and
address these issues head on.
> Dear Sarah and Eric and fellow artists,
> I have to teach an art project on war memorials. I don't know where to begin
> and I'm not even sure it should be taught in Middle School where the kids are
> so semsitive to dying and death. But that is my assignment. Any thoughts, or
> suggestions would be greatly appreicated. Thanks Gail